Tag Archives: Japanese

Takuya
8.5

Takuya

Always a foodie for me. I love reading everything I can get my hands on about the latest trends, new restaurants, and different and unique ways to cook. So, the San Francisco Chronicle’s Inside Scoop announced a soft opening of Takuya, a Japanese hot dog place on Irving between 8th..
La Cocina’s Food & Entrepreneurship Conference

La Cocina’s Food & Entrepreneurship Conference

La Cocina is an amazing organization.  They’ve been around for 10 years.  La Cocina’s Food & Entrepreneurship Conference was held the first weekend in November with Saturday being a food tour of the many great success stories that La Cocina has produced.  Sunday entails a conference session with many diverse speakers, talking..
Ivan Ramen – New York
5.5

Ivan Ramen – New York

If you missed Season 1, Episode 1 of ‘The Mind of a Chef‘, a PBS creation now in its third season, you’re going to have to pay $1.99 to watch it.  It’s all about noodles – RAMEN!!!  David Chang of Momofuku (and others) and his cohort, Peter Meehan, headed to Japan..
Katsu-Hama
8.1

Katsu-Hama

Katsu-Hama is in Midtown New York at 47th off of 5th Avenue.  I wish I could remember where I read about it.  The article suggested to try the pork cutlet lunch special.  Katsu is pork cutlet, so obviously this restaurant specializes in the Japanese dish. So wow!!!  What a great..
Urchin Bistrot
8.8

Urchin Bistrot

I completely disagree with Michael Bauer, Food Critic for the San Francisco Chronicle about Urchin Bistrot.  His Sunday review found the location to be ‘disjointed’ – NOT.  I found the bright orange seats a wonderful contrast to the starkness.  The space is very comfortable, both upstairs and down.  Mr. Bauer..
Benihana
6.6

Benihana

I really wanted to take my friends to Mifune Dun for my recently discovered okonomiyaki (see my Japantown tour article), but Dave was afraid that I might be putting our friends over their limit in terms of unusual and unique food, so we ended up at Benihana in Japantown.  ..
Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar
7.9

Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar

I really like Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar, a real upgrade from their place up the street.  The Ichi Sushi scene is lively with a fabulous mural on the west wall, different areas for food, and some bouncing music to keep the scene perked up.  Tim and Erin Archuleta are the..
Roy’s Restaurant
7.2

Roy’s Restaurant

Ok, so my Hawaiian friends reading this are gonna say “I told you so”!  Mea culpa!  My lovely veteran bartender friend and party girl, Cheryl, told us to go to Wai’olu Ocean View Lounge on the second floor of the Trump hotel for cocktails and pupus (hors d’oeuvres).  Since we..
Edible Excursions – Japantown

Edible Excursions – Japantown

I was fortunate enough to buy two tickets to the Edible Excursions – Japantown tour from the Daniel Webster ‘Taste of Potrero’ auction site.  Japantown is a very inclusive neighborhood, one of only three in the US, including Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo and San Jose.   The Japanese are a..
Mikado Sushi
7

Mikado Sushi

After a long day at Sunset Celebration Weekend, we decided to order in, and light fare was what was needed after that amazing burger.  We’ve ordered from Mikado Sushi many times and have always been impressed with the freshness of the food AND the taste, so that’s the call we..